Posts Tagged ‘STEM education’



The Southern Hemisphere: What’s going on down there?

Is the earth round? I think we can all agree that it is. What we are going to tell you next, spoiler alert, will remind you of your high school geometry class. A great circle is the largest possible circle that can be drawn around a sphere. All spheres have great circles. If you cut a sphere at […]

Should old acquaintance be forgot?

It is almost New Year’s eve! Although most people are happy to be saying goodbye to the year 2020, it has certainly been a year to remember! Of course, when we talk about New Year’s eve, the words of Auld Lang Syne will surely come up! Why is that? What’s the song about? This song’s […]

Spice Up Your Winter….with these Winter Spices!

The kitchen has always been a place where people would gather – at birthday parties, celebrations, holidays, and family gatherings. The act of breaking bread around a table is more than just a tasty experience, it is a way to provide nurturing and show love. We see these same traits reflected around the globe in […]

First in Flight – Kites

Join High Touch High Tech in celebratingFirst in FlightDecember 17, 2020 What comes to mind when you hear this phrase? Orville & Wilbur Wright? The State of North Carolina’s motto and bragging rights? The movie Top Gun? We are taking this theme quite literally, trying to discover the actual first in flight. The answer is […]

Poinsettia Day

Join High Touch High Tech in CelebratingPoinsettia DayDecember 12, 2020 It’s Poinsettia Day – Yay! What is this day all about? It all started with a scientist! John Roberts Poinsett was a botanist, a scientist who specializes is plants and trees. He was also a physician, and the 1st United States Ambassador to Mexico. Poinsett […]

Soil Science is a dirty business!

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating World Soil DayDecember 5th, 2020 What kind of science is in soil? What is soil? So many questions… Soil is a material composed of five ingredients — minerals, organic plant matter, living organisms, gas, and water. Are their soil scientists? Of course!  What do soil scientists do? A soil scientist is a person […]

Gemstones & Crystals Galore

They grow, but they’re not alive. For centuries they’ve been used in witchcraft and wizardry, yet they are also so integral to science that they have been the key to revealing the molecular makeup of all of life!  What are these marvelous, ancient, modern, magical, scientific treasures?!  We’re talking about those magnificent minerals, GEMSTONES!   […]

2020 Nobel Prize Winners in Science

Congratulations to the 2020 Nobel Prize Winners! 2020’s winners show us, once again, that Science, like the universe, is ever-expanding and the potential for scientific discovery is unlimited! Chemistry Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Dr. Jennifer Doudna: for the development of CRISPR-Cas9, a method for genome editing. Dr. Charpentier and Dr. Doudna are the first team […]

Indigenous People Day: Irrigation Methods of Tenochtitlan

Even today, 2,000 years after the heyday of the Roman civilization, tourists flock to Italy to see the iconic Roman Coliseum, the dignified Roman Forum, and the beautiful ruins of the city of Pompeii.  Although the average ancient Roman citizen enjoyed these treasures as well, the true pride of the city of Rome was its […]

Are You a Coffee Head?

It’s been said that Coffee is “the plant that domesticated humans.”  Although its exact origins are lost to history, we can be sure that coffee has had a meteoric rise in popularity around the world in the past 500 years.  In fact, coffee is second only to water as the world’s most consumed beverage!  Have […]